The Department of Psychology, at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in Applied Statistics and Statistical Computing with an emphasis on social psychology. Fifty percent of the teaching assignment for this position is directed to the interdisciplinary social psychology doctoral program and the other half to psychology.
Primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to provide training in statistical analysis and statistical computing techniques for advanced graduate students in the social sciences. We are particularly interested in, but not limited to, candidates with expertise in multilevel modeling (linear and nonlinear) with mediational analyses, second generation structural equation modeling, longitudinal data analysis (including survival analysis/event history analysis, and latent growth curve modeling), counterfactual models and casual inference, and Bayesian statistics. The position requires familiarity with research methodology in the social sciences and expertise in statistical computing utilizing R, and experience with statistics packages such as SPSS and Stata. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop, and seek external funding for an active research program involving graduate students that complements existing strengths within the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Social Psychology.
The teaching load will be two courses per semester. One course per semester will be taught in Psychology http://www.unr.edu/psychology with courses mutually determined by department priorities and individual expertise. The other course will be in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Social Psychology http://www.unr.edu/social-psychology with an emphasis on statistical and computing needs of the program. The position also entails occasional lectures in the team-taught core graduate courses of the program. It is desirable that candidates have a history of successful experience in teaching advanced statistics or statistical computing.
The University recently identified computational research and education as a strategic priority and can offer a thriving research environment with excellent computing and computational resources, access to diverse clinical and non-clinical research participants and an array of resources to support junior faculty research. The University is an integral part of the thriving Reno-Sparks metropolitan area. Its 255-acre campus of rolling hills features a blend of ivy-covered buildings, sweeping lawns and functional, progressive architecture. The academic atmosphere is filled with rich surroundings for the cultural and intellectual development of students.
Beyond the University, the Reno-Sparks area lies prominently in an attractive natural setting. Reno sits at the base of the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts, and is rated as one of the top locations in the US for living and outdoor recreation. Reno-Sparks benefits from a comfortable climate, and is marked by generally cool and dry weather. The area is a haven for those who love the four seasons.
Preference will be given to applications received by October 31, 2015. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015, and will continue until position is filled